quote: Nope, XP does not cut it and MS knows it. You think XP is good enough probably because you haven’t seen something better or you got used to the way you are doing things.
quote: Competition only exists when there are people buying the competition.
As much as I love my Mac and iPod, the existence of competition has made both much better. It is too bad that the reverse isn't true for Windows; Linux and Mac OS X don't register high enough to be true competitors for Windows (yet). The unveiling of affordable Intel Macs, and hopefully soon CHEAP Intel Macs, may change that yet.
quote: just yank out of the box, plug it in and enjoy immediately
quote: There are lots of PCs sold that you can "just yank out of the box, plug it in and enjoy immediately"
quote: As far as dell "copying" apple on opening retail store, it's not like apple invent single brand stores, or did the thousands of other companies that have there own retail sotres copy apple too?
quote: i like Office, however i only use it for word processing and excel. Database applications is where i use a robust solution. MySQL is better than access in so many ways its not funny.
quote: however i completely agree with what you said about apples 'our supported hardware only' policy
quote: It could also be argued that OSX is ONLY more stable because Jobs refuses to support the sheer number of configurations out there.
quote: If apple opened up they might just have the same bug-infested OS that MS has.
quote: I want choices, and I want them to be my choices, not Steve Jobs.
quote: I hope I don't get hit by lightning today
quote: Agreed. Its so popular to bash MS for the flaws and security risks in the current windows versions, but even when MS apparently is willing to take the time and do it right for a change (the last couple windows launches were really nothing to call home about), they still get flak from every possible side.
quote: Microsoft should not release Vista until it is 100% virus-proof and exploit-proof. Would you buy a new car that had problems with the brakes or the engine?